NTSB Identification: CHI88FA248.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38386.
Accident occurred Friday, September 30, 1988 in MONROE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N5268V
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE ON AN IFR FLIGHT PLAN AND CRUISING AT 7,000 FEET MSL, THE PILOT REPORTED OIL ON THE WINDSHIELD AND REQUESTED VECTORS TO THE 'NEAREST AIRPORT'. THE PILOT BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED DURING THE APPROACH, CIRCLED A FARM FIELD AT A LOW ALTITUDE, AND AFTER SIX MINUTES, LOCATED THE AIRPORT. WITNESSES INDICATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT APPROACHED THE AIRPORT NINETY DEGREE TO THE RUNWAY HEADING AND INITIATED A STEEP BANKED TURN AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY WITH GEAR AND FLAPS DOWN. THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED DURING THE TURN AND IMPACTED TREES AND THE TERRAIN, PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE TURN TO THE RUNWAY. EXAM OF THE ENGINE REVEALED A SPLIT OIL COOLER GASKET.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

LUBRICATING SYSTEM,OIL GASKET..SEPARATION

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

IFR PROCEDURE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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